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May 30, 2018

An 80 credit-hour bachelor’s degree?

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By Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
Lucas Kavlie, vice president for compliance and accreditation at Western Governor’s University, makes an argument that if the nation wants to decrease student debt burdens and increase student completion rates, the best way to achieve both is to “move the finish line closer” and create degree programs that require fewer credit hours.  “Institutions are judged on whether or not the students in their program are graduating in four or six years,” Kavlie said in a recent phone conversation with Education Dive. “If people were smart, they’d say we can raise our four-year grad rates by lowering the number of credit hours that people need to do” to get to the degree. He pointed out that under the Affordable Healthcare Act, a full-time employee is one who works 30 or more hours per week and, assuming two hours of out-of-class work for every hour of in-class instruction, students technically hit this mark with 10 credit hours per semester.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/an-80-credit-hour-bachelors-degree/523566/

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